- Although she was not able appear in person at Global Citizen's Vax Live: The Concert To Reunite The World, Meghan Markle, who co-chaired the event alongside her husband, Prince Harry, did record a special message for the occasion.
- In a heartfelt message recorded outside in a garden, a very pregnant Meghan discussed the longterm implications the coronavirus pandemic will have for women—and more specifically women of color—for years to come.
- "It's critical that our recovery prioritizes the health, safety and success of everyone, and particularly women who have been disproportionately affected by this pandemic," Meghan said. "Women, and especially women of color, have seen a generation of economic gain wiped out. Since the pandemic began, nearly 5.5 million women have lost work in the U.S., and 47 million more women around the world are expected to slip into extreme poverty."
Meghan Markle (opens in new tab) is looking ahead to the longterm impacts of the coronavirus pandemic and how the pandemic will shape her daughter's future.
Although she was not able to attend Global Citizen's Vax Live: The Concert To Reunite The World (opens in new tab), Meghan, who co-chaired the event alongside her husband, Prince Harry, recorded a video message for the occasion. During her speech, the Duchess of Sussex discussed the ways in which the pandemic has not affected people equally. Specifically, she highlighted the ways in which women—and especially women of color—have been hit harder than other groups by the pandemic and the effect that will have on future generations of women generally and women of color specifically.
In her brief speech, Meghan, who will soon give birth (opens in new tab) to a biracial baby girl herself, said:
Watch Meghan's speech yourself below:
Meghan’s poignant message about vaccine equity at #VaxLive concert and her soon to be born baby daughter #DuchessMeghan will have with #PrinceHarry pic.twitter.com/FDvFHuMo1SMay 9, 2021
Kayleigh Roberts is a freelance writer and editor with more than 10 years of professional experience. Her byline has appeared in Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, The Atlantic, Allure, Entertainment Weekly, MTV, Bustle, Refinery29, Girls’ Life Magazine, Just Jared, and Tiger Beat, among other publications. She's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
The Ending of 'The Umbrella Academy' Season 3, Explained
The Netflix hit's finale resets its universe yet again.
By Quinci LeGardye
Lorde Is Now Blonde and It’s the All the Happiness We Need Right Now
By Deena Campbell
The Jeans Brands Fashion Editors Swear By
Your search for the perfect pair of jeans is over.
By Sara Holzman
Who Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Fiancé Riley Roberts?
AOC's husband-to-be is an "easygoing redhead" who lives with her in D.C.
By Katherine J Igoe
68 Times the Kardashians Posed Fully Nude and Owned It
And we mean fully nude—as in, not a shred of clothing.
By Bianca Rodriguez
Who Is Jonathan Owens, Simone Biles's Fiancé and NFL Player?
"The easiest yes!" Simone wrote about the couple's engagement.
By The Editors
Surprise! Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas Are Parents
They welcomed a baby via surrogate.
By Neha Prakash
Meghan and Harry Share First Photo of Their Daughter Lilibet Diana
The Sussex's holiday card is here!
By Rachel Epstein
The 50 Best Celebrity Couple Halloween Costumes Ever
Honestly, we're impressed.
By Charlotte Chilton
Alicia Keys Gets What She Wants
With her jazzy new album, Keys, the singer stopped worrying about everything except what matters: Her own opinion.
By Jessica Herndon
Brooke Shields on Reinventing Yourself, Making Friends in Your 40s, and More
The actress and CEO shared inspiring advice during a panel at 'Marie Claire's' "Power Trip: Off the Grid" conference.
By Rachel Epstein